Students Helping Students: College of Southern Nevada HVAC Students Install New Walk-in Freezer at Project 150

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LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local nonprofit that provides homeless, displaced and underprivileged high school students with basic needs, added fresh food to its menu two years ago when it installed a walk-in cooler. Now the homegrown nonprofit is adding a walk-in freezer to provide more fresh and frozen food to high school students and their families.

On Wednesday, April 28, students at the College of Southern Nevada’s Western Center (HVAC Center of Excellence at Western High School) install a 6-foot x 3-foot commercial-grade walk-in freezer at the Project 150 facility near Rancho Drive and Gowan Road.

“We are delighted to partner again with CSN’s HVAC center,” said Kelli Kristo, Executive Director of Project 150. “With the help of students studying HVAC, we can increase our ability to provide higher quality food. to students who need it the most. “

Project 150 has purchased the building materials needed for this project, while donating the labor required to install the freezer. When done, the all-metal design of the storage area will allow for better performance and extend the life of Project 150 food products.

Historically, Project’s food distribution program delivered 150 weekly cases of non-perishable food directly to 63 high schools in Southern Nevada. But when schools closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, many students served by Project 150 were left without a solid food source. Project 150 has redesigned the program by creating a contactless sidewalk food retrieval program offered in the building Monday through Saturday.

About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity organization founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who needed support over the Christmas holidays. Since then, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 5,900 registered and unregistered homeless, displaced and underprivileged high school students in more than 63 high schools in Southern Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, scholarships, staff preparedness, and other needs so that they can continue with school and be successful in life. Visit Project 150 at

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